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back, and i said, "what happened?" and she says, "it's ben. he died." i didn't have any information. >> i finally said, "how did this happen?" and she said he went to sleep the night before, and he just never woke up. >> he's always smiling, you know, in every picture. >> for days, ben gupta's family was desperate for answers. what killed him? he was only 28 years old. he had recently been given a clean bill of health. how could he just not wake up? >> and then the thought went through my mind that maybe it was some sort of brain aneurysm or something must have happened. >> but his father was in for a shock after a conversation with a doctor who performed ben's autopsy. >> he called me and he says, yes, you know, they found oxycodone in his system. >> he tells you, he believes that your son died of an overdose of narcotics. >> yeah, right. >> did you think it was possible? what you knew of your son? >> no. no. >> he worked for the state department and he was going to graduate in a year with a dual law and mba degree, the type of person where it just doesn't even run through your hea
're following is ben smit of buzz feed, carol roth radio host and maria cardona, the democratic strategist and cnn contributor and ali velshi our chief business correspondent. what do you make of this deal that looks like it's going to be a deal, the house looks like it's going to follow the senate's lead, carol, pleat go to you first. good deal or bad deal? >> well, i guess it depends on for who. for the american people i think this is a mediocre deal at best because it doesn't have a solution. i have a very hard time throwing a parade for a congress that took 13 months to get a mediocre solution that doesn't address spending, doesn't address the debt, raises taxes not only on the wealthy but i keep hearing it's not raising taxes on the middle class. that's not true. the payroll tax cut is expiring. so taxes are going up for everybody. we're going to end up in a situation where we end up fighting over the debt ceiling and sequestration in two months. so maybe the market makes out okay but the american people didn't make out okay with this. >> but that payroll tax cut was always seen as a
the mom. >> yes, yes, teresa. >> the plea to get her sons back. >> yes, absolutely. >> ben and henry's mother joins me in studio right after this. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> so i want you to sit down and listen and watch this story. it's the holidays. this mom without her sons now. imagine sending your two boys, just 7 and 9 years old on vacation with their dad, and just days later having no idea where they are. nationwide search now under way for benjamin and henry cleary. their mother, teresa nash, last heard from them december 22nd. they were on a trip with their father in chattanooga, tennessee and were supposed to return the next day. but they never came back
. >>> two georgia boys, will soon be headed home after being missing for several days. henry and ben were found in austin, texas. police say their father, daniel cleary failed to return them home after a holiday visit. cleary is now in police custody. and who doesn't know the oakridge boys, the group sang for former president george h.w. bush while he's recovering in hospital. we'll talk to one of the band members. >>> let's do this one for you, you'll remember this one. ♪ amazing grace >> those are the oak ridge boys singing "amazing grace." the gospel turned country crooners brightened up the xli president's day. one of the oak ridge boys joins me now from nashville, tennessee. thanks for being with me. >> martin, thanks for having me. >> quite a voice and queerly you've got healing powers, at least the song has healing powers for the president, because soon after you sang to him, he was moved from icu and i believe went into a regular hospital room. how did this connection between you and the president all get started? we have a long, very long, long friendship with the bush family.
saying that their convictions were tainted by naked racism. >>> ben affleck's story about how there was a reduce by the cia and canadian government to get hostages released. now a canadian who played a critical role in the real-life drama has died. >>> call it blackmon in the nfl. lovie smith, one of the seven coach who's got fired after the regular season. 10-6 record. led the bears to the super bowl in 2006. other coaches getting the ax. romio crennel, chan gaily, ken whisenhunt. and andy reid. pat shurmur and norv turner. five general managers also got the ax. a tough day in the national football league. >>> something to watch during today's 104th tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever, the defense department has a float, a replica of the korean war veterans memorial in washington, d.c. >> is there something significant about the first day of the year? >> the season ended the day before. finished all their games. as soon as games are over, they fire everyone, clear house. the reason you fire so many coaches, in nfl, so much parreded onny. they have the same lev
no idea where her two sons were, ben and henry cleary on a trip with their father in tennessee. they were supposed to return december 24th. but they never came back. earlier tonight, their mother made a desperate plea on our show. >> children, please call mommy. you know my phone number. i've taught you how to do it. if daddy doesn't have a phone, ask anybody you see, everybody you see has a phone. you can ask anybody. remember my number and call mommy's number. you can ask people at stores. you can ask people at the gas station. you can ask people anywhere you see. you need to call mommy. they will help you. anybody will help you. call mommy. >> just minutes after that interview tonight, the boys called their mother. told her they were safe and that they were in austin, texas. police there tell cnn that someone at a hotel recognized the boys from the amber alert on our program. and contacted police. here's austin police just moments ago. >> the law enforcement community nationwide, we take these amber alerts seriously when it deals with kids, with children. this is one of those cases tha
nash had no idea where her two sons were, ben and henry cleary on a trip with their father in tennessee. they were supposed to return december 24th. but they never came back. earlier tonight, their mother made a desperate plea on our show. >> children, please call mommy. you know my phone number. i've taught you how to do it. if daddy doesn't have a phone, ask anybody you see, everybody you see has a phone. you can ask anybody. remember my number and call mommy's number. you can ask people at stores. you can ask people at the gas station. you can ask people anywhere you see. you need to call mommy. they will help you. anybody will help you. call mommy. >> just minutes after that interview tonight, the boys called their mother. told her they were safe and that they were in austin, texas. police there tell cnn that someone at a hotel recognized the boys from the amber alert on our program. and contacted police. here's austin police just moments ago. >> the law enforcement community nationwide, we take these amber alerts seriously when it deals with kids, with children. this is one of thos
ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman -- viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of kind of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> alina cho joins me now from new york. alina, how many people in countries as water.org been able to help? >> reporter: it's pretty extraordinary. water.org actually has active programs in 11 countries. matt damon tells me they've helped 1 million people so far around the world get affordable loans. and he says this whole idea of water credit, so giving people affordable loans so they can get a faucet, they can get a toilet, is really working. they don't have to go to a loan shark. the
here, ben. it's a very challenging time for so many folks. if you look at the u.s. sense success, 49 million americans are poor. 1 out of 6 american here. does this plan help or increase the burden on people who are not doing well and particularly within the african-american community? >> you know, one of the key things here that is very important is that we extended unemployment insurance for the lo long-term unemployed. that's important because 2 million people in our country every day beating the pavement trying to find a job. in our community, in the black community, the average length of unemployment is 27 weeks. that's exactly as long as it takes to qualify as being long-term unemployed. it's a week past six months. so for the average black person, long-term unemployment insurance is critical. for our communities it's critical, because every dollar that an unemployed person receives they can spend. they spend is very closely to where they live. that was critical, and i think frankly we saw it as one of the most critical things. >> and, ben, talk a little bit about the expectati
miss it? the s&p is up around 13% so far this year. the dow is above 13,000 again. calm it the ben bernanke rally. his fed pumping billions of dollars into the company, and stocks are loving it. but individual investors have missed it. stock, mutual fund outflows upwards of a trillion dollars so far this year. don't feel bad. hedge funds running scared, too. what's been scaring everybody? the fiscal cliff, anemic u.s. growth, europe's financial crisis, china's slowdown. so proceed, but proceed with caution. co-founder and president of ulta capital management, jack otter, editor and author of "worth it, not worth it" and walter upgrade, editor for cnn. >>> figure how much money in stocks, how much in bonds largely determined how for a until you retire. the faurter you go the more in stocks. then stick to it. don't get swayed by gloom or euphoria. this year, per effect example. people scared, didn't invest much in stocks and a good year. s&p up about 16% year to date. bonds rose. diversified portfolio 4%. can't outguess them. don't try. >> make a strategy and stick with it. many view
school in that city was shut down, there were boycotts, protests, and ben chavis, a reverend -- still a reverend, called in to quell some violence. one night of rioting a white-owned supermarket was firebombed. chavis, eight other black males and a white female seeing on the screen now were convicted of arson and conspiracy and sentenced to a combined 282 years. no one was killed in the fire but convicted. and a few years later, one of the witnesses recanted his story from the trial and said that he was coerced and bribed, others did the same. their convictions were overturned and they were released after about eight years. just yesterday, north carolina governor bev perdue pardoned them and gave them a pardon of innocence. here's part of what she said. convic c convictions represent an ugly stain on north carolina's justice system that cannot be allowed to stand any longer. again, four of the wilmington ten have since died before they saw that statement from north carolina's governor. >> why did it take so long? >> it happened because, after probably 25, 30 years some notes were foun
places to eat like a local. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman's in cairo to sample. >> reporter: i'm ben wedeman's in cairo, egypt. if you're looking for something that's cheap, filling, nutritious and quintessentially egyptian, or so they say, abu tare is the place to go. there's no reason here to ask for a menu, because there's only one item they serve here, and that is really, the working man's lunch here in egypt. kushari. it's a very simple dish with rice, pasta, lentils, tomato sauce, a sort of garlic and vinegar sauce, and as you can see, they do a very brisk business here. now, i said before that kushari isn't quintessentially an egyptian food, i discovered it's not. it actually coming from an indian dish that's composed of rice, lentils, fried onions and chopped vegetables. apparently introduced to egypt by the british army. so what we have here is the basic ingredients of the kushari, and what you do is add a bit of lemon to it. and some extra chickpeas, and what i like the most is the extra fried onions, which really do add to this dish. plus, the tomato
500. a lot of people say the ben bernanke rally. plugging money into the economy, but also a lot of regular people and hedge fund managers, pull out. so you might have missed it. >> a lot higher -- >> i should check it more often. docs don't check stuff this often. >> we can help each other, my friend. you keep us healthy, we'll make you rich. >>> second of state is spending new year's eve in the hospital, sadly. because of a blood clot. the latest on her condition, just ahead. >>> and the kardashian clan about to get bigger. kim's big announcement. watch us any time at your desk top or mobile phone, go to cnn.com/tv. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in
in police custody. ben and harry cleary were found 250 miles from an atlanta area home after a tipster saw it here on cnn. they were on a planned trip with their dad but did not return when expected. he'll be charged with felony interference with custody. >>> a tragic scene in california where three people were killed in a small plane crash near san diego. faa official says the plane crashed under unknown circumstances. it was heading to phoenix. an investigation is under way. >>> to massachusetts now, where a snowstorm is pounding the state. boston could see up to eight inches of snow today. the city's mayor has already declared a snow already. a top priority there is getting the roads cleared for public safety. freezing temperatures are in the forecast there for this week. >>> their neighbors to the south in rhode island, also breaking out the shovels this morning. look at this video. about a foot of snow has already fallen in some parts of the state. >>> it's the site of the worst oil spill in u.s. history. now, more than two years later we're getting an upclose look at the wreckage. th
to smuggle americans out of country. the real-life drama is the subject of the ben affleck movie "argo." >> who will be the rising stars of the coming political yore? a look when we come back. you're watching "early start" on cnn. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ >>> 2012 election is over, but never ftoo early to look forwar to 2016. hillary clinton looks to be above all political comers who are the rising stars? we have the political editor of buzz speed with a list. he joins us to reveal who they are. welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me on. >> a couple of stars in florida top your list. tell me about it. >> yeah, senator marco rubbio ad jeb bush, former governor of florida. both of them have been long-time allies and
a desperate plea for help to find her two missing boys. a nationwide search was under way to locate ben and henry, they were on a holiday trip with their father in tennessee, they were supposed to return to georgia on december 24th, they never came back. during our live interview last night teresa made a desperate plea for help to find her sons. minutes after that interview, the boys called their mother, told her they were safe and that they were in austin, texas. police there tell cnn that someone at a hotel recognized the boy from the amber alert and our program and contacted police. theresa jumped on a plane to texas and was reunited with her sons just hours later. theresa and her sons have returned and they came here to our couch to share their story. she has not told them everything. but here's how our conversation went. >> tell us what happened at the hotel. >> we tried calling her, but it went to -- it seemed like her phone was shut off. and there was no -- it didn't turn -- it didn't answer. >> right. >> and then the man came in and said what? >> i forget. what man? >> the man c
ben. a lot of topics, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for is having me. >> that is a nice ipad mini, can i get one? >> i got it from chelsea handler. >> what stood out to you? >> with bloomburg and gaga making out, no wonder thought the end of the world was coming. and pink slime, and filled with ammonia. and it still did not kill all the e. coli in it. so it was a bonus that they threw in. very weird, and lance armstrong of course he was cheating and giving his whole team blood transfusions during hotel rooms and with races. lance is a vampire, and women love vampires so that is probably why he got sherrill crow. i mean it was the wierdest year possible. and occupy wall street, until honey boo-bo came along. >> i do not get it. >> she is a train wreck. there's less issues involved, you do not have to know anything about politics to follow boo-boo. >> and she is making money for her family, and they will do well because of her. >> her mom is eating most of it. >> it was a big political year. on both sides of the aisle. not a couple, do you remember when the primaries, we hav
? >> you know, we have talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller, he produces funny videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube? 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> reporter: viral, damon said his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that is why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped a million people so far. but as damon said, there is still another 80 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it is a start and a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning giving people affordable loans in places where getting water is a challenge is really working. and he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. >> for more on matt damon's efforts to provide clean water to people around the world and how you can
are usually a good indicator of how the oscar race will shape up. >>> some other films to watch, ben affleck's nail-biter "argo." also scored a best picture golden globe nomination. the critics have been raving about his directorial performance. listen to what he told me drew him to this project. >> i wanted to make a movie about people who sacrificed for their country were more grounded and realistic. what it cost them in their marriage, they never see their kids, they can't tell their family where they're going or when they'll be home. the uncertainty they have. will i ever come back? will i die overseas? >> and this isn't affleck's first time directing, he directed "gone baby gone" in 2007 and "the town." >> doc, she's crazy. >> and if you're in the mood for something more comedic, check out "silver linings playbook" which co-stars bradley cooper and robert de niro. lots of stars to watch, so many movies to see. get the popcorn ready. alison, christi? >> thanks, kareen. >>> so what do anderson cooper, kathy griffin, and nude pictures on a couch have in common? >> i don't think i want to k
. because you paid attention, she's on her way right now to reunion with her boys, ben and henry. congratulations. thank you, audience. you did good stuff tonight. from the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, thank you for watching so much. i'm don lemon. have a great night. >>> tonight, with pastor warren talks religion, reason and what america needs now. >> the good news lnt good much. what you need is the better life. >> from the election and economy to same sex marriage and more. the issues that really matter. >> why we have to change the constitution? it's a flawed document. it was made my men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening and happy holidays. welcome to this special "piers morgan" tonight. joining me, one of the most influential leaders in the world. it's rick warren. tonight we're going to talk about faith, family, politics, sins, the questions of church and state and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas. >> well, you know, th
american diplomats out of iran in 1980. the rescue was the basis for the hit movie "argo" with ben affleck. while his role was left out of the film, his actions during the hostage crisis were pivotal in protecting the americans after the u.s. embassy in tehran was stormed by militants. he hid the americans in his home until they could escape the country. his son told us he was a humble man and a real canadian hero. sheardown suffered from alzheimer's and had cancer. he was 88 years old. >>> top of the hour. good afternoon, everyone. i'm deborah feyerick. and right now the house is in recess while the nation is in limbo. technically we went over the fiscal cliff when the new year began. but for all practical measures, the senate pulled a power shoot that should soften the fall. senators approved it 89-8. now it is up to the house to stop the fiscal cliff. that's $600 billion of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. at this hour, though, a vote by the house is not yet scheduled. a multiple representative took to the store today floor today vote would be no. >> i wish i could say this was a
about different ways to do that, maybe hard of hearing humor. >> take ben stiller, he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon he claimed water. how did he claim water, aquaman? >> consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ knock, knock ♪ who's that knocking at my door ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of low-hanging fruit so to speak. th
to chris, sabrina, nathan, and ben. love you guys. happy holidays. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. significant health scare for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a new york hospital this morning undgoing treatment for a blood clot. doctors think it is tied to a fall and concussion she suffered earlier this month. we now have aerials of the fatal bus crash in oregon that killed nine people and injured at least 26. the charter bus was returning sunday morning to vancouver, british columbia, for las vegas when it skidded on ice and crashed through a guard rail. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. >>> and there is word venezuelan president hugo chavez is suffering from new complications in his cancer treatment. venezuela's vice president says chavez's state of health is delicate. chavez is undergoing treatment in cuba. he has not been seen in public for weeks. >>> and one hour from now we're going to learn more about the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now, a senate committee will discuss its findings on that september 11th siege that killed
. >> schlep, tag, josh, ben, matt. >> yes. >> craig? >> yes! >> oh, yes, thank you! >> you did it! >> do we have the election night? a photo kathy sent me on election night and told me to show it to david gergen in the midst of our election coverage. >> i love gary tuchman. >> he's an amazing reporter. >> obviously you are angry with him to send him groundhog day style to top town in maine where he drops a minow in a bucket. ryan, ryan, screw you! we do a better broadcast because we improvise and we're real! >> how is it going? nice to see you. i almost wore this, psy. i was this close to wearing this. >> this is not awkward at all. this is great. >> who was that? >> that was m.c. hammer. >> no, really? >> yes. ♪ babe, i got you babe ♪ i got you babe >> i started sexting george stephanopolous. >> really? >> yeah. >> i'm not the only one you sext? >> no. >> this person says can anderson get in a word once in a while? >> you're like ike turner. "liz and dick" was fantastic, she had on the joan collins wig it was heaven on a stick. >> you hardly talk to me anymore, who do you come through
about different ways to do that maybe involving humor. >> take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, using humor. >> matt damon claimed water. how do you claim water? >> on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman? >> knock knock. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> viral. damon siz his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of low-hanging fruit so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do in fact, that's why we're here. >> really, really enjoyed talking to him. he says the whole concept of water credit has actually helped a million people so far around the world have affordable access to clean water. a good first step. 880 million more people to go. he believes this concept is really working. helping people get affordable loans to put a toilet in their home, a faucet in their home. again, he says a big challenge is getting people in the western world to wrap their minds around it. something we can't fathom or understand. he is taking this on as his cause
, benning your legs like that, and with the concussion, one of the things she was told was to rest. not easy for her to do, i can tell you for a fact. that may be part of the inactivity. >> and we don't know what the cause is. back in 1998, it was deep vain thrombosis. >> dvt, a clot in one of the leg veins, in and of itself, not a problem, but it can break off and go to the lungs, called a pulmonary embolism, she is on blood thinners, and you treat the brain clot. this is within one of the blood vessels in her legs. they haven't told us. >> what do they do about this? once you have had an episode of dvt, what's the treatment? >> blood thinners, you want to tip the balance a little bit so you are more likely to break up the clot. the downside, rumor likely to bleed if you injure yourself. it's a careful balance and that's the monitoring in the hospital right now. >> i heard people say if you travel a lot you should take the low-dose aspirin is that true? >> baby aspirin. a lot of people take it for all sorts of reasons. >> i like the flavor. >> orange. >> orange flavor. >> and it will keep y
caught you talking with senator ben nelson of nebraska. here's what he said. >> if we don't have a deal within the next 24 hours, the question is where do you buy a parachute? looks like we'll be going over the cliff. because the closer we get to the end, the less likely it is you're going to be able to compress an agreement into place that will have enough votes to pass. >> compress is probably a nicer word, ram it through is probably what is going to have to happen in order to -- listen, he just said 24 hours, lisa, to reach an agreement. let's say that happens. maybe some kind of deal at the white house today. what would the mechanics of rushing the deal through congress and getting it passed into law in the next few days, give me those mechanics. >> okay. let's break it down so people are really clear on how this could possibly happen. there are some hurdles that congress would have to get passed, some they set up themselves. the first, the house has a 72-hour rule, they have to have bills printed, 72 hours before they vote on them. but the house has gotten around that before. they
to care? >> we talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of kind of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> ailelina cho, thank you for that. if you want to help or get more information about water.org, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> former president george h.w. bush seems to be getting a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doct
ben in london. six minutes away right now from the new year in london. you're looking at live pictures over there. we'll show you some of the excitement at the top of the hour. we're still more than five hours away from new year's eve here on the eastern time zone of the united states. looking at live pictures from times square right now. the party is already getting started, as it always done a little earlier. in key west florida, that's where john zarrella is standing by. walk us through what is happening tonight in key west, john. >> reporter: sure, wolf. they have been partying all day in key west. we're on duval street, home of the famous bourbon street pub and the red stiletto. that's where sushi the drag queen will be coming down in the shoe at midnight. we're staped down here, been down here for ten years and the crowd is gathering. folks who wanted to be in "the situation room," right? >> right. >> where are you from? >> indiana. >> indiana? >> where the snow is deep. >> it's colder there than here? >> quite a bit. >> where are you from? >> jacksonville, illinois. >> chilly up
heard from senator ben nelson. if we can, let's play that sound bite from a few hours ago. we don't have that sound bite ready at the moment. i'm sorry about that. what senator nelson said was the next 24 hours are the window if something doesn't happen in this next day, then there may be no chance of getting a fiscal cliff deal by january 1st. so that's along the lines of what senator reid is also saying. here we are, critical hours yet again. >> they are running out of days, as you know. we'll get back to you when you get that statement from senator mcdonnell. thanks so much. >> you got it. >>> cnn's chief correspondent ali velshi has a lose closer look at how lawmakers and president obama got themselves in this mess in the first place. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts more than a decade ago when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient but costly to government expire in ten year's time. >> both houses of con
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
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